Scottish NHS ‘Brexit disaster’ warning pushed down news agenda by BBC
A BBC Scotland presenter has defended the bizarre scheduling of a Brexit related interview by claiming that its early morning slot was due to the interviewee’s travel plans.
The defence by Gary Robertson followed criticisms that a warning that Brexit could be a disaster for Scottish NHS recruitment had been downplayed and marginalised by BBC Scotland.
The warning from BMA Scotland that medical recruitment could be hit by Brexit and that patient care could suffer as a result, was relegated on the morning radio programme Good Morning Scotland and later on the flagship evening news programme Reporting Scotland.
On Wednesday morning BMA Scotland issued a dire warning that the UK government’s failure to plan for Brexit could have a major impact on “already stretched” health services.
The organisation said “virtually no progress” had been made to allow medical professionals to come and work in Scotland.
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